Every bride deserves to look and feel beautiful on her big day, so hiring the right makeup artist is a major priority. There are so many great professionals to choose from so, picking one can seem overwhelming, but with these tips you’ll be able to easily narrow down your choice.
1. Consider your personal style
Before you choose a makeup artist, you have to decide what kind of look you want for your wedding. Would you prefer a subtle nude look? Or is a vibrant, red-lipped face beat more your style? It’s your big day, so the choice is all yours. Knowing exactly what you want will help you determine which makeup artist to choose since most professionals have a signature style. Your decision will also guide whoever you choose on how to ensure that you look your best on your big day.
2. Determine your budget
How much are you willing to spend on makeup for your wedding? Professional makeup artists charge varying rates, with some going up to six figures, so having a budget is essential. When you know how much you can afford to spend on makeup, you’ll be able to do research on the best makeup artists who charge within that range.
3. Look beyond the obvious
A lot of makeup artists get hired off social media these days but you need to be careful. Don’t just settle for someone on Instagram because they have pretty pictures on their page. Sometimes the pictures have been heavily edited or might have even been taken from another person’s page. It’s okay to check out vendors on social media but make sure you look behind the curtain before you reach an agreement.
4. Ask for recommendations
Instead of trying out a totally new service, why don’t you ask your friends and family for recommendations? Think back to looks you saw and loved and ask for the makeup artist responsible. If they can work with your budget and you’re satisfied with them, it’ll make your search much quicker and easier.
5. Read reviews
Even after getting recommendations, you should still read reviews about each prospective vendor’s service. Do they keep to time? Have they disappointed anyone before? How is their customer service? Are they worth the fee they’re charging? Reviews are important because they give you a better understanding of the makeup artist’s operations. You’ll be able to see the good, the bad and the ugly and decide if this is someone you want to work with.
6. Do a test run
When you’ve chosen a makeup artist you’re comfortable with, ask them for a trial. Your wedding day is not the day for unpleasant surprises so a trial run before the day is highly necessary. If the test run doesn’t go well for some reason, you’ll still have time to choose another makeup artist.
7. Have a backup plan
Even after you’ve done your research and due diligence, it’s advisable to have a backup plan. Life is unpredictable and so are people. Your Plan B can be as simple as telling your cousin who’s good with makeup to come with her kit just in case. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Choosing the right makeup artist or any vendor can be a lot to handle. That’s why I am willing and able to cover vendor management and coordination for your big day. Why don’t you give me a call today?